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Junior, Assistant, or Associate Specialist – Department of Pathology

Recruitment Period

Open date: June 19th, 2019

Last review date: Wednesday, Apr 15, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Saturday, Dec 19, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


Junior, Assistant, or Associate Specialist – Department of Pathology

The Department of Pathology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is seeking a Junior, Assistant or Associate Specialist for the laboratories of Dr. Jayanta Debnath (whose lab focuses on autophagy and cancer) and the Translational Research Lab (TRL).

The responsibilities for the position are the following:
1.) Perform specialized experimental research in the fields of cell and molecular biology, proteomics, and epithelial cancer biology in collaboration with other scientists in the Debnath lab and faculty in the Department of Pathology. Experiments that will be conducted will include, but are not be limited to, studies of molecular and cell biology, protein biochemistry, and monolayer and 3D cell culture.

2.) Serve as lab manager of the Debnath lab and TRL. Major tasks will include, but are not limited to, helping write and maintaining compliance with institutional biological safety, chemical safety and IACUC protocols; placing and receiving orders; organizing equipment; maintaining and organizing stock supplies and reagents; assigning lab tasks to other members; and shipping requested reagents to other laboratories.

Required Qualifications:

  • Specialists appointed at the Junior rank must possess a Bachelor’s degree or must have four years of research experience.
  • Specialists appointed at the Assistant or Associate rank must possess a Master’s degree (or equivalent degree) or must have at least five to ten years of research experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with tissue culture and cell biology.
  • Experience with molecular biology and protein biochemistry.

Appointees in the Specialist series will be expected to engage in specialized research, professional activities and do not have teaching responsibilities. Specialists are expected to use their professional expertise to make scientific and scholarly contributions, and may participate in University and Public
Service. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue as needed throughout the recruitment period. Salary and rank will be commensurate with the applicants experience and training.

Please apply online at

UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

Job location

San Francisco, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 2 required (contact information only)